Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Gratituesday - Garden update

It's been a while since I posted a garden update. I do have a good reason. Really.

Summer weather, the kind that's conducive to growing vegetables was slow to make an appearance here in our corner of the world. Reading about all the wonderful harvesting going on in gardens everywhere had me longing for warmer days and a few freshly picked cucumbers.

And yet, our cooler-than-normal weather did extend our spring growing season -- we ate fresh lettuce and peas all the way through July, and we actually picked the last of our strawberries on August 1st. Imagine that.

"Summer" finally arrived in August. Our corn, green beans, and cucumbers are enjoying the warmth and look promising. In fact, on September 1 we picked our very first green bean. AnnaLynn burst in from her morning animal chores proudly displaying said single green bean exclaiming, We got one!!


The next day we set out to see what else we might discover (maybe a cucumber or two?). What we did find was an abundance of flowers and a handful of beans ready for picking.

We also found corn and cucumbers that are earnestly attempting to become food for us; poor things will have a hard time with the cool nights September has brought.

Finally, we dug up a few of the potatoes we planted back in May.

How nice to enjoy some of the fruits of our labors. How nice to work together with our children to produce a bit of our own food. How nice of the Lord to bless us with a mild summer to teach us patience and perseverance. How nice of Him to provide an environment that would inspire us to look into different gardening methods. How nice to be blessed.

For what are you thankful today?

"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." ~ I Thesssalonians 5:16-18

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  1. Your produce may be slow in coming (as is mine) but it's beautiful. There's nothing like homegrown. Do you ever visit Gumbo Lily? She has a youtube link you should check out. It's a silly way to get happy this morning, and it has to do with produce...

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. Off to visit Gumbo Lily...

  3. Anonymous9/07/2011

    Isn't there something great about eating for you grow yourself. I'm trying to study up on gardening in containers and raised bed because we have so little space to use if we decide to grow a garden next year.

  4. What wonderful blessings you have received from the Lord. I need to take some pics of the garden before it is all done. [o; It has been a small year for food. Glad we are able to find food from other sources. Otherwise we would be hungry.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))!

  5. Hungry, indeed! We've got carrots to harvest and our green beans have taken off with the week of sun and warmth we've had. I even discovered a few cucumbers that I'll be able to add to a green salad this weekend and will be picking a few ears of corn to see what we've got. We learn a little bit more about gardening here every year!

    Hope you post some pics of your garden, too.

    Blessings, ~Lisa


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